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5 Points-What should I consider when remodeling a bathroom?

by Joseph Sheiner

Remodeling a bathroom can be an exciting and rewarding process, but there are also a few things to keep in mind before starting any work. First, consider the overall layout of the room and what changes you want to make. Is this going to be just a few replacements, or are fixtures going to be moved around? Is the replacement going to cause a drastic change in the layout?

Remodeling a bathroom is serious business. It may be wise to consult with a professional (like us at Sheiner Construction) to get an idea of what is possible and what would work best in your space. Remodeling a bathroom is a big undertaking, but it is well worth the investment!

The Importance of Matching Colors

When it comes to remodeling a bathroom, one of the most important aspects is choosing the right colors. This can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips for finding the appropriate colors for your specific bathroom.

1. Start with the basics. Choose a color scheme that you like and stick to it. If you’re not sure where to start, try looking at some inspirational photos online or in magazines. Are you a fan of cool colors, or warm colors, are you trying to get a specific style or aesthetic? Gather those examples and think about what makes them stick out to you as you think about how you want to go about remodeling a bathroom of your own.

2. Once you have your color scheme, start thinking about the layout. What colors do you want to use in specific places? For example, you might want to use a lighter color on the walls and a darker color on the floor. Or maybe a lighter color on the walls and a darker color on the cabinets and other fixtures. It’s ultimately up to you, but it gives you a direction of where to steer.

3. Pay attention to the undertones of each color. You want all the colors in your bathroom to work together, so make sure they have similar undertones. A color wheel can come in handy here to help you find the right complementary colors or shades.

Remodeling a bathroom is a big undertaking. A lot of thought and planning needs to go into remodeling a bathroom, regardless of how big or small. According to Better Homes & Gardens, this year was a big year for bathroom designs. A popular fixture to get upgrades in homes was the sink, more specifically the faucet.

Due to the global events over the last few years, there has been a significant increase in handwashing. In order to combat this, homeowners have been installing touchless faucets to make the process easier, as well as making the sink area more hygienic. After all, a touchless sensor means you wouldn’t have to spread germs by fiddling with knobs!

Another rise in bathroom décor is organic. Homeowners have been falling for interior design that puts emphasis on natural materials, earthy tones, and plenty of house plants. We love a connection to nature, and that love can absolutely extend to the bathroom with the use of wooden cabinets, earth-toned paints, and plenty of other options.

But an appreciation for the organic touch doesn’t mean a bathroom has to sacrifice the comforts of modern living. Integrating technology has also been trending for the modern bathroom as of 2022. Wall-mounted interfaces, upgraded lighting, and even heated flooring have been inching their way into the bathroom of today, and homeowners have been taking advantage of it all!

Along with upgraded technology, practicality has also been a key factor in wanting to remodel the bathroom area. Better Homes & Gardens mentions that access to storage, such as a linen closet, has been a major appeal feature for homeowners and potential buyers. Remodeling a bathroom is a great way to increase both the value and appeal of your home.

As our expectations of a home continue to change, so must our expectations of the most important features. The bathroom is no exception to this and will continue to evolve and improve as we do as the years go by. 2022 was a major leap, but what does the future hold? Remodeling a bathroom is not something to start willy nilly so you need to know what trends to be looking for.

While it’s tricky to predict the future, designers who keep their ear to the here and now can predict what’s to come for the hottest trends in interior design. Already, some of the hottest trends for 2023 are being tossed to the public for homeowners to gather ideas from. Let’s take a look at a few, shall we?

Freestanding bathtubs are also making a comeback in a big way for renovated bathrooms. A popular direction for the modern bathroom is to emulate the soothing spa experience. A freestanding, unique bathtub not only serves as the centerpiece of the bathroom but also a highly functional one as well!

Earthy tones are still going strong, whether it’s paint, tiles, or flooring, and that trend is expected to roll into 2023 just as strong as it was in previous years. But this time it is expected to be joined with shades of blue and teal to emulate the ocean, creating a calming effect that would perfectly match a spa.

Not a fan of cool or earthy colors? Fear not, another shade that is expected to have a surge in popularity in 2023 is peach! The softer, more neutral pink is a perfect option for those that want a warmer color, while still bringing on the sense of calm and softness that one would want for their bathroom.

Terrazzo tiling is making an impressive comeback. Each tile comes with its own unique pattern, but can also be available in almost every color, making for a delightfully eye-catching way to make your bathroom pop! And the icing on the cake for this material? It’s not only durable but easy to maintain!

Speaking of tiles, if you’re wanting to spice up your bathroom and are planning on using a tile of some sort, consider going the geometric route! Geometric floor and wall patterns are expected to make a surge in popularity in 2023, making any surface pop with various colors.

What is a bathroom without a mirror? And what is a mirror without an opportunity to add some pop into your bathroom? One way is to add a backlight to your mirror! Not only is it a neat way to add in some extra light to your bathroom, but also makes your mirror all the more eye-catching, along with making you feel like a million bucks while gazing at your reflection. Backlit mirrors come in all shapes and sizes, so don’t feel like you need to have a specific type of room to pull it off.

Another popular style for mirrors is to let them stretch out. Allowing a grand mirror to take up the entire space above the sink is a great way to create an illusion of space, making it another great choice for those that are working with a smaller bathroom. Reflective and metallic surfaces in particular are also making a comeback, which pairs nicely with a large mirror.

What to consider with a shower remodel?

Finally, let’s look at that shower. If you’ve got one in a small bathroom, you have the chance to continue making the illusion of space. Consider going with the seamless glass shower style, where a simple, frameless glass panel separates the shower stall from the rest of the bathroom.

The resulting effect is a room that manages to open up the room even further by allowing you to include the shower, while still sectioning it off as needed. The effect is especially fitting for anybody that plans to go the minimalism route for their own remodeling project. If your bathroom has a bathtub that is looking to convert into a shower or vice versa, Sheiner Construction offers those very services if you are in the San Diego area. Lastly, we want to cover one of our most strange yet common questions.

Can you put a White Toilet with an Almond Tub?

Almond is one of those colors that can be tricky to work around. Not quite tan, not quite beige, just one of those in-between. By itself it’s a pretty color, but what if your dream bathroom includes a shiny white toilet? Can you install a white toilet without it giving off an inconsistent look?

The short answer is… no. Unfortunately, pairing a white or off-white with an almond color tends to make the almond look dirty. With the exception of a few cream shades, anything relating to white will only highlight the almond in the worst ways. The best colors to pair with almond are generally darker colors, to make the almond pop out, The HandyMan Daughter gives a list of colors that are good pairs for the almond color.

In conclusion, remodeling a bathroom opens up a lot of opportunities for color, layout, and more. While there are plenty of do’s and don’ts when it comes to these various elements, it can also be a fun way to make the most out of a little space. When remodeling your own bathroom, make sure you have a clear picture of what to expect, whether it’s colors, styles, and usage. Remember, this is a room that will be one of the most frequented in the house, so a proper layout and design go a long way.

Take into account what is popular and why it was popular before making any long-term commitments with a design choice. Lastly, don’t be afraid to reach out to your local contractor or professionals for any outsider input. With a little bit of thought and outside help from the right people, you’ll be on your way to making the most out of your bathroom, which will play a big role in making the most out of your home! The experts of Sheiner Construction are always available for your bathroom remodeling needs in the San Diego area.

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